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      01-27-2011 07:48 PM #1
      Anyone using a good dyno app for Android



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      01-27-2011 08:09 PM #2
      I was just wondering this a couple minutes ago haha
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      01-27-2011 08:31 PM #3
      im using dynomaster i think it was a couple bucks and it has a cool feature where its starts the virtual dyno upon movement of the car, it uses gps and gives you approximate hp and torque figures, its seems to be alright i suppose, also times 1/8, 1/4 and 0-60 times

      I wondered if anyone had been using other apps

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      01-27-2011 08:52 PM #4
      its there anything for free? I'm a cheep ass lol
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      01-27-2011 09:25 PM #5
      We could tell since you have an android. JUST KIDDING! But I think everyone is a little cheap these days. I know I sure am!

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      01-27-2011 10:57 PM #6
      Check the market that's the only one I've used so far

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      01-28-2011 12:40 AM #7
      i use a FREE one called aDyno. from what ive read it seems be accurate within 5% or so, which is good enough for me. A lot of it has to do with how well you calibrate it and how accurate your specs are (weight, drivetrain loss, etc)

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      01-28-2011 05:09 PM #8
      i use Torque on my car.

      i picked up a BT OBD2 reader that lives in the car.

      this app has all kinds of other realtime readouts too as well as a dyno feature.

      there's a free (lite) version and a pay version.

      it's the best one i've found so far, and i've tried a ton of them.
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      01-31-2011 01:49 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by TwoLitreVW View Post
      i use Torque on my car.

      i picked up a BT OBD2 reader that lives in the car.

      this app has all kinds of other realtime readouts too as well as a dyno feature.

      there's a free (lite) version and a pay version.

      it's the best one i've found so far, and i've tried a ton of them.
      i have also heard nothing but good things about "torque"

      i havn't tried it myself, but it looks awesome.

    10. 02-12-2011 05:40 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by TwoLitreVW View Post
      i use Torque on my car.

      i picked up a BT OBD2 reader that lives in the car.

      this app has all kinds of other realtime readouts too as well as a dyno feature.

      there's a free (lite) version and a pay version.

      it's the best one i've found so far, and i've tried a ton of them.
      Got Torque for my Incredible but am still looking around for a BT reader. What would you recommend? From what I've read it sounds like the ELM327 is the one to get.

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      02-12-2011 09:17 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by stratclub View Post
      Got Torque for my Incredible but am still looking around for a BT reader. What would you recommend? From what I've read it sounds like the ELM327 is the one to get.
      you need an ELM327 for it to work properly.

      this is the one i got from deal extreme for about $50.

      basically plugged it into the car the day it came in, and it hasn't left the OBD2 port since.

      anytime i wanna check something out, i just load up torque and there it is.

      also, don't use the software that comes with the BT dongle; it's garbage and you don't need it.
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    12. 02-12-2011 06:48 PM #12
      Thanks. Looks like the one I'll get.

      There is a reader on E-Bay Motors for $16 + $15 shipping that claims to be ELM 327 although it looks nothing like the Deal Extreme reader. Probably a poorly done Chinese knock-off.

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      04-21-2011 11:56 AM #13
      Maybe someone can help me out.

      I have torque for my incredible.

      It functions fine as an obd2 scanner. i can read and clear codes as well as email them to myself.

      But if I do something like acceleration graphs and try to send them to myself it wont send the email. It says something like "wrong account"

      whats going on?

      Also I have the pay version.

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      04-21-2011 01:01 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by g60rabbit View Post
      Maybe someone can help me out.

      I have torque for my incredible.

      It functions fine as an obd2 scanner. i can read and clear codes as well as email them to myself.

      But if I do something like acceleration graphs and try to send them to myself it wont send the email. It says something like "wrong account"

      whats going on?

      Also I have the pay version.
      sounds like you need to email the developer.

      there's no reason why it would email other info but not that unless maybe something's wrong with the program itself.

      they're generally very good about responding regarding their application; at least that's been my experience in the past.
      shut your mouth. sh sh shut your mouth.

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      04-22-2011 02:19 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by g60rabbit View Post
      Maybe someone can help me out.

      I have torque for my incredible.

      It functions fine as an obd2 scanner. i can read and clear codes as well as email them to myself.

      But if I do something like acceleration graphs and try to send them to myself it wont send the email. It says something like "wrong account"

      whats going on?

      Also I have the pay version.
      is your "pay" version actually a bought version. I know you can get paid apps out there for free but sometimes things like this can happen if its not actually bought from the market.

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      04-26-2011 02:28 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Moshua View Post
      is your "pay" version actually a bought version. I know you can get paid apps out there for free but sometimes things like this can happen if its not actually bought from the market.

      I bought it from the market.

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      06-08-2011 04:23 PM #17
      Any word on whether or not these cheap 20 dollars Chinese made ones on eBay work well. Has anyone tried one?

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      06-25-2011 10:25 PM #18
      I got a bt device from amazon last week and it did not function at all. Some people have said the cheaper models work just fine, but I guess that's all subjective. I broke it open out of curiosity and found the soldered pins where broken. I ordered an OBDlink that day for 150 but it works and I can install the program on my laptop. From what I gather, the more expensive bt obd senders operate with a faster signal then the cheaper units. Pay for what you get I suppose. I bought torque and love it!

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      06-25-2011 10:30 PM #19
      coulda picked up the $50 bt OBD reader from deal extreme.

      real cheap, and works real good.


      been using it for over a year in a bunch of different cars, along with Torque as the app.


      no complaints.
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      06-27-2011 08:13 AM #20
      Can you confirm this works on a 2006 Jetta? To be specific I have a GLI.

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      07-24-2012 12:52 AM #21
      Half the stuff it ask for i have no clue lol. Anyone use this? Cost 10 just curious if fun or worth it thanks this site

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